Speaker, Author, Advisor
Alexandra Ross is the founder of The Privacy Guru and Senior Director, Senior Data Protection, Use & Ethics Counsel at Autodesk, Inc. where she provides legal, strategic and governance support for Autodesk’s global privacy, security, data use and ethics programs. She is also an Advisor to BreachRx and an Innovators Evangelist for The Rise of Privacy Tech (TROPT). Previously she was Senior Counsel at Paragon Legal and Associate General Counsel for Wal-Mart Stores. She is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP and PLS) and holds a law degree from Hastings College of Law and a B.S. in theater from Northwestern University. Alexandra is a recipient of the 2019 Bay Area Corporate Counsel Award – Privacy.
Alexandra launched The Privacy Guru blog in 2014 and has published an ebook Privacy for Humans (available on Amazon and iTunes). Bringing intellect and awareness together, Alexandra started applying mindfulness techniques to her own privacy choices and technology use. As a speaker, author and advisor, she can demystify complex privacy issues and help your organization develop privacy and data protection programs.
An accomplished writer and engaging speaker, Alexandra brings a unique perspective to the privacy field with fun and accessible presentations, thought-provoking content, and one-on-one consulting services.